India’s largest gas fields, KG-D6 being operated by Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), produced 31% less than its previously projected natural gas output in April-June, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.
“The average gas production during April-June 2011 from the KG-D6 (KG-DWN-98/3) block is 48.60 million standard cubic meters per day (mmscmd) which is less than the approved Field Development Plan (FDP) rate of 70.39 mmscmd,” minister of state for petroleum and natural gas RPN Singh said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.
As per the latest status note of July 18, available with HT, output has dipped further to 46.6 mmscmd. The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons regularly sends a status note on the KG-D6 output.
Singh said RIL was advised by DGH to expeditiously drill more development wells in D1 and D3 field. The DGH status note says RIL has drilled only 18 out of the committed 22 wells.